Presentation on theme: "Requesting an Interview by Telephone Need to know this for your portfolio."— Presentation transcript:
Requesting an Interview by Telephone Need to know this for your portfolio
Telephone Demands immediate attention Reduces the time you need for initial inquiries Can be informal Survey employers to see if they are viable targets
Determine the purpose of your call Name of hiring individual? Request information? Is it to request an interview?
Develop telephone skills Phone skills can be developed just like any other skills
To prepare for and place effective phone calls for you job search, follow these steps
Learn all you can about the organization before calling Get the name of the person you need to contact before you call to request an interview
Write out your script completely Summarize the key points Helps you organize your message Makes you sound intelligent
What do you say when someone answers the telephone Identify yourself –Hello this is Veronica Howard Identify your purpose –Deliver your request for an interview Get the name of the person who answers –Could I please have your name in case I need to speak with you again (Then write it down)
Clarify the details Clarify any follow up activities you are to complete (pick up an application, supply additional info, make an appointment Thank the person by name
Telephone Skills Ask if its a good time to talk
Telephone Skills Know what you want to say before you call
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